Today is the 26th day of April, the 117th day of the year. We have 249 days remaining in the year 2008.
On this day in history – For the first time, the Dow Jones industrial average moved over the 1200 mark in 1983, just two months after smashing the 1100 barrier.
This is International Marconi Day in observance of the birth of Guglielmo Marconi who introduced long distance two way communications with the radio telegraph. He sent and received his first radio signal in Italy in 1895. We have come a long way since then with the Internet and cell phones.
Also on this day, The publisher of LIFE magazine just about passed out on this day in 1937 when he looked at his just-off-the-press publication and noticed that someone had forgotten to put the word “LIFE” in the upper left-hand corner! It was the only time that LIFE was nameless. Since hundreds of thousands of copies were already printed, the magazine hit the streets with no name on the cover! The reason? A picture of a rooster would have had an obscured comb if the logotype had been used in the upper left-hand corner as usual. Bet someone lost his job over that.